It is an evening filled with electrifying taiko drumming loud enough to awaken the Gods as anyone who has ever seen a performance will know, taiko drumming, which dates back to at least the sixth century, is an enormously physical endeavor. As the routine reaches its ear-splitting crescendo, their faces contort and eyes bulge with effort, and they emerge at the end with chests heaving and sweat pouring. Then it is your turn to try!
While you are riveted to the show it is difficult to take your eyes away but there is a huge Japanese food buffet to be eaten! Enjoy all the favorites including sushi. If this was not enough, then there is a sake tasting, take your pick at a half a dozen or so local sake varieties. Goryu Night located inside the great Escal Plaza base area of Goryu Ski Area takes place every Tuesday from usually mid January to mid February. Free pick up is available. Tel 0261-75-2101. If you get through to the gods: Thank them for the snow!